Upgrade to the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 With Ryzen 9 5900HX, 130W RTX 3080, 300Hz Display as It Hits Its Lowest Price Ever


If you are on the lookout for a standalone RTX 3080, chances are that it will be available at exorbitant prices, thanks to the ongoing chip shortage. With this issue expected to go on for a couple of years, what are gamers and users in need of powerful graphics supposed to do? Purchase a gaming laptop, and on this occasion, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 delivers the ideal blend of portability and performance in a 15.6-inch form factor.

The Strix Scar 15 features a decent build, and its 1080p IPS display supports a 300Hz refresh rate. The CPU is the Ryzen 9 5900HX, which is AMD’s top-tier processor for notebook computers, and complementing this chip is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 8GB of GDDR6 video memory. Sure, the GPU in this gaming laptop can never outperform a desktop RTX 3080, but it was never supposed to, given the thermal constraints of a notebook.

However, given how far gaming laptops have come, ASUS have engineered a marvel as this RTX 3080 can boost up to 130W in demanding games, resulting in buttery smooth gameplay, even in the most demanding of titles. You also get 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB down the road, along with 1TB of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD. You also get one more M.2 PCIe NVMe slot to increase your existing storage.

As for the keyboard, it is the optical mechanical variant that is glittered with all that RGB goodness, along with a decent-sized trackpad that can also convert into a trackpad when needed. A 90Whr battery will keep the Scar Strix 15 powered on for several hours, so you can take it with you for a while, though keep in mind that you are not supposed to do anything demand such as gaming while it is unplugged.

For $2,299.99, some might label this ASUS gaming laptop as pricey but considering what you are getting, we have to say that it will be worth it for some people.

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